Boilermakers set to compete among the nation's best at LCM meet in San Antonio
Coaching staff will select top two performers at Michigan meet for Big Tens travel roster.
Blanco qualifies for four A finals in Minneapolis for the second year in a row.
Dias finishes third behind two Olympians in A final of 100 breaststroke.
Boilermakers have not competed against Western Kentucky since 1980s at Saluki Invite.
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Seattle Seahawks
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): IU Natatorium
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Ryan Lochte
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Daniel Tosh
In His MP3 Player: Hoodie Allen
Last Concert He Attended: Maroon 5
Last Book He Read: Lone Survivor
Favorite Actor: Liam Neeson
Favorite Month: May
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Orange Chicken
Favorite Dessert: Peppermint Ice Cream
Favorite Purdue Building: Wiley Dining Hall
Favorite Big City: Seattle
Country He'd Like to Visit: New Zealand
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hunting & Fishing
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Football
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Diving Well
Furry Friend: Thor, Cat
2014-15: Bursch competed primarily in the 200 breaststroke, 200 IM and distance freestyle events… posted season-best times in the 200 breast (2:06.30) and the 1650 free (16:26.18) at the Michigan First Chance meet… season-bests in the 500 free (4:44.56) and 200 IM (1:54.89) were at the Minnesota Grand Prix… swam on the victorious 400 free relay team in the dual meet win at Notre Dame… qualified for the D final of the 400 IM at the Minnesota Grand Prix, a meet in which he competed in six different individual events.
Before Purdue: Four-year letterwinner for coach Jess Preston at Penn High School in Granger, Ind.... helped his 200 free relay team win the state title in 2014... honor roll student as an upperclassman.
Personal: Full name is Hudson Gregory Bursch... born in Spokane, Wash.... Parents are Gregory and Sherry Bursch... family also includes older siblings Barkley Perry and Addisynn Bursch, who are swimmers at Arizona State and North Carolina State, respectively... majoring in computer science.